Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets center Daniel Miller (5) drives to the basket while being defended by Clemson Tigers center Landry Nnoko (35) during the second half at J.C. Littlejohn Coliseum. Tigers won 45-41. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Miller to make professional debut against Atlanta Hawks


The Washington Wizards have announced their Summer League roster for the NBA’s annual voyage to Las Vegas, and former Georgia Tech center Daniel Miller will be joining them in his first professional endeavor. Ironically, Miller’s professional debut will take place on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center, and Washington’s opponent is none other than the Atlanta Hawks.

In his final collegiate season at Georgia Tech, the 6-foot-11 Miller had a breakout campaign on both ends of the court, averaging 10.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game as arguably the most valuable player on the roster for Brian Gregory and the Jackets. Unfortunately, that type of production did not allow Miller to garner an NBA Draft selection, but with a stellar showing in Las Vegas, he could certainly see some added attention, and perhaps a slot in the NBA’s D-League or with a professional club in Europe.

Joining Miller on the court for the Wizards will be another Georgia Tech standout, Glen Rice Jr., as well as former top-3 overall pick Otto Porter. It will be very interesting to see how much playing time Miller commands, especially in the debut against his hometown Hawks, but because of the nature of his polished, defensive-minded game, Daniel Miller should have no problem excelling at this level.

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